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Khazars: History of the Jewish Turkic Nomads

Khazars: History of the Jewish Turkic Nomads

In his book on ceremonial protocol at the Byzantine court, Emperor Constantine VII stated that letters to such exalted figures as the Pope and Frankish Emperor ought to bear a seal worth two gold coins in value. However, it seems that these recipients were not the greatest priority to the early middle-age world of the …

The Animated History of Italy | Part 1

The Animated History of Italy | Part 1

This video is kindly sponsored by the Great Courses Plus. Use the URL “TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Suibhne” to support the channel and receive a free trial membership. Romulus and Remus, warrior twins from the Latin tribe, founded a city on seven hills. Enraged by jealousy and blinded by ambition, Romulus killed his brother and named the city after …

The Assassination of Julius Caesar (The Ides of March, 44 B.C.E.)

The Assassination of Julius Caesar (The Ides of March, 44 B.C.E.)

The conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar began with a meeting between three men. Cassius Longinus, Marcus Brutus, and Decimus Brutus. Cassius, Brutus, and Decimus. Cassius was an experienced soldier and general. A decade earlier he fought the Parthians under Crassus. After Crassus’s humiliating defeat, Cassius rallied the survivors and successfully defended Syria against a Parthian …

The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

In Islamic culture, geometry is everywhere. You can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces and private homes. This tradition began in the 8th century CE during the early history of Islam, when craftsmen took preexisting motifs from Roman and Persian cultures and developed them into new forms of visual expression. This period of history was …

What Made Emperor Nero The Most Evil Man

What Made Emperor Nero The Most Evil Man

Fictional evil leaders have been a mainstay of movies, novels, and tv shows. But when it comes to deeds of real life leaders, fiction is often no competition for fact. For example, during his reign as leader of the Mongol Hordes, it’s been speculated that Genghis Khan killed as much as 11% of the world’s …